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    Bertone sold to Gruppo Prototipo
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    Only days before heading to bankruptcy court, Italian engineering firm and carrozzeria Bertone revealed that it was about to pull a last-minute trick out of its sleeve in an announcement later that day. But when the announcement didn't come, the industry was left wondering if, after 95 years in ...

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    SAIC and Nanjing merge to form mega Chinese auto group
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    Industry analysts widely agree that one of the principal factors preventing Chinese automakers from succeeding outside of China is the local industry's fragmentation, with over 100 automakers vying for their slice of the proverbial pie. However, a merger announced Wednesday between two major ...

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    Porsche doesn't plan to take over VW... yet
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    The latest in Porsche-Volkswagen relations is that the sports car maker has contingencies in place to raise its stake in the VW Group, but at this point is not planning an outright takeover. As you may recall, when Porsche recently increased its ownership in Volkswagen AG, it was bound by German ...

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    Fiat bringing Iveco trucks stateside early 2008
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    The Fiat group seems to be on a ceaseless campaign to bring its products to the U.S. market. A range of products from Alfa Romeo are in the pipeline for importation, the upcoming high-performance Abarth version of the new Fiat 500 has been tipped to make the trans-Atlantic voyage, and now Fiat CEO ...

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    Straight to the Source: Pininfarina chief moves to Fiat Group
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    Between its numerous brands and divisions, the Fiat Group has, over the years, sent a lot of work the way of Pininfarina. As if the repeat business weren't enough, another indication of the Italian auto conglomorate's evident satisfaction with the design house's work is their most recent hire: ...

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    Rare info on Chrylser bidder Cerberus reveals a "fierce reputation"
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    Cerberus was the mythological 3-headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades. Cerberus Capital Management is the very real private equity firm -- one of the bidders in play for the Chrysler Group -- that guards the privacy of its dealings almost as jealously. USA Today takes a look at the firm and ...

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    New strategy for Seat appeals to wider base
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    Having unique character might be good for enthusiasts, but it's not so good for the bottom line, and Martin Winterkorn is more concerned about the latter. That's why the CEO of Volkswagen AG is planning on remaking its struggling Seat brand in a new mold. Although not offered in the North American ...

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    Bugatti chief resigns
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    Thomas Bscher wanted to see the Bugatti range expand. He had taken charge of the über-premium brand during the tenure of Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former head of the Volkswagen Group. But when Pischetsrieder was replaced by Audi chief Dr. Martin Winterkorn, plans changed. Evidently failing ...

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    Together Again: designer Wolfgang Egger leaves Alfa Romeo to join Walter de Silva at Audi
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    Audi seems to have grown particularly fond of Alfa Romeo's styling, and as a result they have been poaching the Italian marque's designers. The first to make the move northwards was Walter de' Silva, and now, Wolfgang Egger is following suit. Egger is leaving Alfa Romeo to become the new head of ...

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